The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has approved the construction of the world’s largest aviary in Islamabad’s F-9 Park. Spanning over an area of 10 acres, the aviary will be developed by a private firm under a design, build, operate, and transfer (DBOT) arrangement.
The main goal of this project is to establish a sanctuary for various bird species, promote biodiversity conservation, and provide an engaging learning experience for visitors.
The CDA board decided that the aviary would be established through an open auction, following the DBOT model. The planning wing has been instructed to make changes to the master plan of F-9 Park to accommodate this facility. The CDA spokesperson, Syed Safdar Shah, claims that this aviary will be the world’s largest.
In addition, the CDA board has also approved the auction of 20 plots in Capital Street, located near the 7th Avenue interchange, for the development of food outlets. The initial phase will involve auctioning these 20 plots, with more to follow in subsequent phases.
Furthermore, the board approved the revised layout plans for three new residential sectors, namely F-13, D-13, and E-13. The development work in these sectors will commence after resolving compensation cases for the landowners, who will receive developed plots in exchange for their acquired land.
The development process is expected to take two years and generate significant revenue through the auction of commercial and residential plots.
The CDA board also finalized the budget for the fiscal year 2023-24, with an approved outlay of PKR 150.94 billion.
The budget document indicates that the total expenditure of the CDA will amount to PKR 150 billion and PKR 90 million, resulting in a surplus of PKR 850 million.
In summary, the CDA has greenlit the construction of the world’s largest aviary in F-9 Park, approved the auction of plots for food outlets in Capital Street, and finalized the layout plans for new residential sectors. The budget for the upcoming fiscal year has also been approved.